PR? Essential? Blogs? From a Ragan tweet to a Cooper post via good old-fashioned email.

Today I saw an interesting tweet from Mark Ragan of Ragan Communications. He pointed to a list of '25 Essential PR Blogs'. This piqued my interest for a number of reasons. Firstly, I have a bit of form when it comes to lists of PR blogs. I used to curate the PR Friendly Index, in … Continue reading PR? Essential? Blogs? From a Ragan tweet to a Cooper post via good old-fashioned email.

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Overcome Writer’s Block With Plinky Prompts — Blog — WordPress.com

Each weekday, Plinky provides a prompt — like a question or a challenge — and you type in an answer. To keep it interesting, prompts are a mixed bag of fun commands (“Write a haiku about the last meal you ate”) to more thoughtful questions (“What is your favorite summer memory?”) via en.blog.wordpress.com This is … Continue reading Overcome Writer’s Block With Plinky Prompts — Blog — WordPress.com

Business Blog: separate domain or on your website @ Better Business Blogging

One of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to setting up a business blog, and certainly one which I have been asked on a number of occasions recently, is whether it is better to have a blog as part of your website or to set it up as a separate site on its … Continue reading Business Blog: separate domain or on your website @ Better Business Blogging

What are people saying about… Imagination Technologies?

I've been tinkering with Yahoo Pipes quite a lot recently, and plugging it into Netvibes. The Pipes interface can be flaky but once you get it set up you can reuse Pipes simply by passing parameters to them without ever having to edit them again. And Netvibes is just gorgeous. I've 'done' Eurostar when all … Continue reading What are people saying about… Imagination Technologies?

Good grief, I’m one of the smartest people in social media!

This is according to Smarter Social Media. They've been through lots of people and apparently I'm one of the top 100. I find this astonishing, particularly as I've pretty much stopped blogging recently. As is often the case, they've been a bit coy about their criteria. Is it bean-counting? Is it ubiquity? Or do they … Continue reading Good grief, I’m one of the smartest people in social media!

Humans do it better – but do they scale?

Today, two seemingly unrelated but actually very similar discoveries: socialmention is offering sentiment analysis among other metrics; and SpinVox uses people to transcribe messages. Humans as machines First, the second. SpinVox.They offer voice-to-text conversion which is something of a holy grail for computing, and given my past interest in AI, I found the proposition fascinating. … Continue reading Humans do it better – but do they scale?